The cast of Hulu teen horror series Freakish (about high-school students fighting off zombie-like creatures after a chemical plant accident) discuss a wide, weird range of topics – including actor Leo Howard’s gummy bear farts, Melvin Gregg’s heavily debated on-set dunk against costar Hayed Grier and the celebrity status of star Meghan Rienks’ nose – during a lighthearted, exclusive Rolling Stone video interview.
In his one-on-one chat with Rienks, Howard warns about the gassy side effects of gummy bears, which he gobbled constantly at craft services. “The problem with said gummy bears: aspartame,” he says. “Some gas every now and again, but specifically, I believe it says on the label, ‘Only gas when scenes are filming.’ Hypothetically, if teen heartthrobs did fart…”
Later, Reinks hypes the unexpected social media presence of her nose, dubbed Olivia. “I got a nose job, and I filmed every single day, and I named her Olivia,” she says. “She has her own Instagram account. It has more followers than Tyler Chase.”
The actress also laughs off her lack of physical coordination. “I’ve also been told walking is a hard one for me,” she says. “I think what our director said was I run like both my legs are broken and someone duct-taped it back together.”
Koshy, Grier and Gregg discuss their “most exciting moments” on-set and the craziest things they did in their respective dressing rooms. “My girlfriend came to set one day,” Gregg says. “I had a shirtless scene, so I just did push-ups. You thought that was going somewhere else, didn’t you? I threw you off.”
The actor also boasts, with no video evidence to support his claim, that he dunked on Grier during one shoot. “The camera was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he admits.